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    • 240 Chinese vessels spotted lingering in West Philippine Sea 

      PR (SunStar Philippines, April 15, 2021, on page 5)
      The National Task Force for the West Philippine Sea (NTF-WPS) on Tuesday, April 13, denounced the continued swarming of Chinese Coast Guard (CCG) and Maritime Militia vessels, which Chinese authorities have claimed to be ...
    • AFP plans to build structures on WPS islands 

      SunStar Philippines (SunStar Philippines, April 24, 2021, on page 3-7)
      Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) Chief of Staff Cirilito Sobejana said they have proposed the construction of various structures on islands in the West Philippine Sea (WPS) to better protect the disputed territory. ...
    • AFP plans to construct structures on WPS isles 

      TPM; SunStar Philippines (SunStar Philippines, April 25, 2021, on page 13)
      Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) Chief of Staff Cirilito Sobejana said they have proposed the construction of various structures on islands in the West Philippine Sea (WPS) to better protect the disputed territory. ...
    • China says WPS reef is part of its Nansha Qundao 

      SunStar Philippines (SunStar Philippines, March 24, 2021, on page 3)
      What the Philippines calls the Julian Felipe Reef within the West Philippine Sea (WPS) is the Niu’e Jiao, a part of the Nansha Qundao or Spratly Islands, to China. The Chinese Embassy in the Philippines said Chinese fishing ...
    • Chinese vessels leave WPS after radio challenge from PH 

      (SunStar Philippines, May 6, 2021, on page 4)
      Chinese militia vessels left the area near Sabina Shoal in the West Philippine Sea after they were challenged by the Philippine Coast Guard (PCG), the National Task Force-West Philippine Sea (NTF-WPS) said. In a report on ...
    • Defense, AFP chiefs deny alleged military's withdrawal of support for Duterte 

      SunStar Philippines (SunStar Philippines, April 19, 2021, on page 2)
      Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana on Sunday, April 18, 2021, denied a social media post alleging that a group of retired and active military officers had threatened to withdraw support for President Rodrigo Duterte over ...
    • DFA protests China's fishing ban, says it's a violation 

      SunStar Philippines (SunStar Philippines, May 20, 2021, on page 3)
      The Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) has protested China’s fishing ban that covers parts of the West Philippine Sea over which the “Philippines exercises sovereignty, sovereign rights and jurisdiction.” In a statement, ...
    • DFA protests China's fishing ban, says it's a violation 

      SunStar Philippines (SunStar Philippines, May 20, 2021, on page 14)
      The Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) has protested China’s fishing ban that covers parts of the West Philippine Sea over which the “Philippines exercises sovereignty, sovereign rights and jurisdiction.” In a statement, ...
    • DILG supports LGUs in protecting municipal waters in WPS: Año 

      (SunStar Philippines, September 6, 2021, on page 5)
      The Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) urged local government units (LGUs) to improve their management of municipal waters and even assured them of its support in protecting municipal waters and local ...
    • Duterte asserts PH victory in South China Sea 

      SunStar Philippines (SunStar Philippines, September 24, 2020, on page 14)
      Addressing the United National General Assembly high-level general debate for the first time, President Rodrigo Duterte asserted the July 2016 arbitral ruling favoring the Philippines in the South China Sea territorial row ...
    • Enrile: Ruling on West Philippine Sea not meaningless 

      SunStar Philippines (SunStar Philippines, May 19, 2021, on page 5)
      Former Senate President Juan Ponce Enrile said the 2016 The Hague ruling favoring Philippines over China in its claim in the West Philippine Sea is not meaningless, but the United Nations (UN) has no police power to enforce ...
    • Exercise freedom of navigation at West Philippine Sea -- group 

      Navales, Reynaldo G. (SunStar Philippines, April 3, 2022, on page 3-11)
      Militant group Anakpawis is calling for the exercise of freedom of navigation at the West Philippine Sea. This, following the recent incident between the Chinese Coast Guard and the Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) in Panatag ...
    • Filipino fishermen urged to continue fishing in WPS 

      SunStar Philippines (SunStar Philippines, April 30, 2021, on page 3)
      The Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR) encouraged Filipino fishermen to continue fishing in the West Philippine Sea (WPS) despite the incursion of Chinese vessels. BFAR Director Eduardo Gongona said the WPS ...
    • Filipino fishermen urged to continue fishing in WPS 

      SunStar Philippines (SunStar Philippines, April 30, 2021, on page 3)
      The Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR) encouraged Filipino fishermen to continue fishing in the West Philippine Sea (WPS) despite the incursion of Chinese vessels. BFAR Director Eduardo Gongona said the WPS ...
    • Gapay: West PH Sea situation remains 'volatile' 

      Philippine News Agency (PNA) (SunStar Philippines, October 14, 2020, on page 4)
      The situation in the South China Sea ( West Philippine Sea) remains volatile due to “certain actions” of both China and the United States to protect their interests in the disputed waters, the country’s military chief said ...
    • Gov't task force: Keep all Chinese ships off WPS 

      Philippine News Agency (PNA) (SunStar Philippines, April 1, 2021, on page 2)
      The Philippines on Wednesday has reiterated its call for China to withdraw its militia ships spotted massing in the country's maritime territory off the West Philippine Sea (WPS). The National Task Force for the West ...
    • Just paper, Duterte describes arbitral ruling 

      Peralta-Malonzo, Third Anne (SunStar Philippines, May 8, 2021, on page 5)
      President Rodrigo Duterte reiterated that the arbitral ruling on the South China Sea dispute lacks teeth and could not be enforced. In another televised briefing Wednesday, May 5, 2021, Duterte said China’s President Xi ...
    • Labor condemns Chinese 'incursions' in West PH Sea 

      Nicavera, Erwin P. (SunStar Philippines, April 19, 2021, on page 6)
      Negros Occidental-based labor group General Alliance of Workers Asociations (Gawa) has condemned the alleged Chinese incursion in the country's territorial waters. Its secretary general Wennie Sancho, in a statement, said ...
    • Lorenzana: China out to occupy other WPS features 

      Philippine News Agency (PNA) (SunStar Philippines, April 5, 2021, on page 3)
       The continued presence of Chinese maritime militia ships in the West Philippine Sea shows China's intention to occupy other features in the area, Department of National Defense (DND) Secretary Delfin Lorenzana said Sunda ...
    • Navy to increase visibility in disputed West Philippine Sea 

      SunStar Philippines (SunStar Philippines, February 11, 2021, on page 3)
      Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) Chief of Staff Cirilito Sobejana said they will increase visibility of naval assets in the disputed West Philippine Sea (South China Sea) to ensure the safety and security of Filipino ...